Batik, a Beautiful Cultural Heritage that Preserve Culture and Support Economic Development in Indonesia
Binus Business Review, Vol. 3, No.1, p. 116, May 2012
15 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2012 Last revised: 2 Feb 2015
Date Written: January 22, 2012
Batik is an icon nation for Indonesia. Batik has awarded as cultural heritage from UNESCO on October 2nd, 2009 and it is significantly affected to batik industry afterward. The raising of batik industry caused some multiplier effects to economics and socio-cultural in Indonesia. In many areas of industry, banking role has always been the man behind the scene. Banking role in Indonesia also gives some encouragement and be part of batik industry development. Many national event has been created by some banks to encourage SME in batik industry to market their product internationally. This paper will give a simple explanation how banking industry and batik industry get along together in Indonesia, especially in financial sector to enhance economics development and to preserve a nation culture. Research methodology in this paper is quantitative method. This paper will give a simple analysis through comparative analysis based on export value from batik industry, domestic use of batik, batik industry development and micro credit or loan from banking industry to Small Medium Enterprise in batik industry. Many people wearing batik to show how they do appreciate and belong to a culture. Batik also gives other spirit of nationalism which represent in Batik Nationalism. The role of batik in international diplomacy and in the world level gives significant meaning for batik as a commodity which preserve Indonesian culture. In a piece of batik cloth, embodied social and cultural as well as economic values that maintain the dignity of a nation.
Keywords: Batik, Banking Industry, Batik Industry, Banking role, Batik Nationalism, Financial Sector
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